3rd Annual Conference - Entanglements of New Materialisms

@The Post-Humanities Hub of the Tema Insitute, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
(Pre-COST IS1307)

25th and 26th of May, 2012


Dr. Cecilia Åsberg


The aim of this conference was to map out the entaglements of new materialisms across disciplines (and post-disciplines), fields of research, theoretical strands, conceptual practices, onto-epistemologies, methodologies and materials that are poised to make a difference in the world.

Moving between media and cultural studies, feminist theory and science studies, from phenomenology to zoontology and human-animal studies, from sexual difference to posthumanist ethics, and back again (yet never the same), new materialisms seems to emerge (even to antedate itself) across a diverse range of scholarly fields characterised by transversal dialogues and post-conventional attention to the entanglements (and the inseparability) of natures and cultures, the assemblages of meaning and materiality, and the performativity of human and non-human relations.

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COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.

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With the changing of societies on local, national and international scales owing to economic, ecological, political and technological developments and crises, a reorganized academic landscape can be observed to be emerging. Scholarship strives to become increasingly interdisciplinary in order to grasp and examine the unfolding complexity of ongoing ecological, socio-cultural and politico-economic changes. Additionally, academics forge... Read more or find out Who's Who

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Working Groups focus on four key areas of research

Working Group One

Genealogies of New Materialisms; examines and intervenes in canonization processes by compiling a web-based bibliography, coordinating the OST 068/13 8 EN... Read more

Working Group Two

New Materialisms on the Crossroads of the Natural and Human Sciences; seeks to develop new materialisms at the boundaries of the human and natural sciences. The group focuses on how European new materialisms can rework the ‘Two Cultures' gap... Read more

Working Group Three

New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts; brings together European researchers, artists, museum professionals, and other activists with a keen interest in the material... Read more

Working Group Four

New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity – Political Crises and Organizational Experiments... Read more


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